Saturday, August 1, 2015

Midnight Flight

Day 2 of the retreat with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville and Jo and Kelli with Jo's Country Junction was just as exciting and fun as the first day.  The block was a bit more challenging so there isn't as much progress to show.  Plus as I get to know my fellow retreaters and new friends, the laughter flows much more freely and the sleep a little less.

Bonnie has several tips and tricks to the components of her blocks.   Who would have thought I'd learn a quicker way to sub cut and sew 4 patch units together.






I know you've heard about and probably do chain piece sewing but do you chain piece press?  I do now.


I already knew the little twisty trick and I've blogged about it here.


This is only the tip of the iceberg on what I need for some 4 patch units.


A section of the block layout....


And of course a Kodak moment with Bonnie!


Ta Da!  Here is one block complete.


And now 4 blocks complete...


And that's all folks ... for day 2 of progress.

Of course after our class with Bonnie, consumption of the contents of this bottle that was passed around the room contributed to the excessive laughter and interesting conversation.  Let's just say a good time was had by all that evening.






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5 comments

  1. I love your blocks with all those tiny pieces! Looks like you had sooo much fun!

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  2. Interesting block formation! They turned out amazing considering the " bottle" passing! :) A quilter does what a quilter has to do....all in the name of fun!

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  3. Looks like you had a great time and an interesting bottle of 'refreshment' too. I love the blocks. They look great

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  4. Was great to meet you. We all had a good time!

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  5. I would have to agree with you both, Doris and Kathy here, we sure did have fun and Bonnie was great also. I hope we can get together again.

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